The cliche postcard view of Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

A view of the side of the cliff at the beach.

Looking inland to Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach. The sand is probably not as black as it used to be. Little kids were digging deep holes--they found some sand that was a lot blacker.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The edge of one of the mountains that border Waimea Valley.

The road is very steep here and requires a 4WD vehicle. Regular 2WD vehicles are not allowed down in Waimea Valley.

The road is very steep here and requires a 4WD vehicle. Regular 2WD vehicles are not allowed down in Waimea Valley.

The base of Waimea Valley is lush, and has a stream running through.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.

The black sand beach on the coast at Waimea Valley.